Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security and Nutrition

Course Overview

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) principles within the context of food security and nutrition programs. Participants will gain a solid foundation in M&E frameworks, tools, and techniques, equipping them with the skills needed to assess, improve, and sustain effective interventions in the field of food security and nutrition.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and importance of M&E in the context of food security and nutrition.
  • Develop practical skills in designing and implementing M&E frameworks for food security and nutrition programs.
  • Learn to select and use appropriate indicators for assessing key aspects of food security and nutrition.
  • Acquire knowledge of various data collection methods and analytical techniques relevant to the field.
  • Explore advanced evaluation approaches, including impact assessments and formative/sum

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level M&E in Food Security and Nutrition programs.

Course Duration: 10 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to M&E

  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
  • Key principles and concepts in M&E
  • M&E and the project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation

Module 2: Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks

  • Food security and Nutrition Conceptual Frameworks
  • Food security and Nutrition Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • Design of Food security and nutrition projects using LogFrame

Module 3: Food Security and Nutrition Indicators

  • FSN indicators definition: Dietary diversity score, Food Consumption Score, Coping Strategy Index, Nutrition indicators
  • Indicator metrics
  • Link between indicators to results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • FSN indicator performance tracking

Module 4: M&E System design and Planning in FSN

  • Importance of an M&E Plan
  • Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • Using M&E Plan to implement M&E in a Project
  • M&E plan vs Performance Management Plan (PMP)

Module 5: M&E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming

  • Food Security Programs: Food Availability, Seasonality, Food Access, Food Utilization
  • Health and Nutrition Programs; Selection of Indicators, sources of data, Reproductive Health
  • Integrating Cross Cutting Issues into Data Collection

Module 6: Data Management and Analysis for M&E in FSN

  • Different sources of M&E data
  • Qualitative data collection methods
  • Quantitative data collection methods
  • Participatory methods of data collection
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Data interpretation and reporting

Module 7: Gender integration in M&E for FSN

  • Gender integration during project activities design
  • Gender indicators in Food Security and Nutrition programs
  • Cross cutting gender issues in FSN
  • Measure of gender outcomes
  • Role of M&E in addressing gender
  • Measure pf gender outcomes

Module 8: Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

  • Determining evaluation points from results framework
  • Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
  • Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination

Module 9: Impact Assessment of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Estimation of counterfactual
  • Impact evaluation methods

Module 10: M&E Results Use and Dissemination

  • Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
  • Use of M&E Lessons learnt and Best Practices
  • M&E reporting

Note: This outline provides a general structure for the training. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 15, 2024 Jul 26, 2024 Nairobi $ 1800 Register
Aug 19, 2024 Aug 30, 2024 Nairobi $ 1800 Register
Sep 23, 2024 Oct 04, 2024 Nairobi $ 1800 Register
Oct 28, 2024 Nov 08, 2024 Nairobi $ 1800 Register
Dec 02, 2024 Dec 13, 2024 Nairobi $ 1800 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jun 24, 2024 Jul 05, 2024 Online $ 700 Register
Jul 29, 2024 Aug 09, 2024 Online $ 700 Register
Sep 02, 2024 Sep 13, 2024 Online $ 700 Register
Oct 07, 2024 Oct 18, 2024 Online $ 700 Register
Nov 11, 2024 Nov 22, 2024 Online $ 700 Register
Dec 16, 2024 Dec 27, 2024 Online $ 700 Register

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Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

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